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FEST New Directors | New Films Festival

International Film Festival in Portugal.

About

FEST – Youth Video and Film Festival was born out of the necessity to create a space where new and up-and-coming filmmakers could screen their work. Among many other objectives was the will to promote already established names alongside new one, in order to open new paths for new talents to break through.

Awards

  • Golden Lynx (Feature Length Fiction)
  • White Lynx (Feature Length Documentary)
  • Silver Lynx (Short and Medium Length Fiction)
  • Lynx DOC (Short and Medium Length Documentary)
  • Lynx EXP (Short and Medium Length Experimental)
  • Lynx ANIM (Short and Medium Length Animation)
  • Iberian Lynx (Prize for best Portuguese film in competition)
  • Critic award for Best Film
  • Audience award for Best Feature Film
  • Audience award for Best Short/Medium Length Film
  • Audience Youth Award Festinha 1, 2, 3 and 4

Rules

  • It is permitted for the applicant to submit more than one film (in separate entries);
  • The short and medium film competition accepts short and medium length films made by directors with no more than 30 years of age
  • The films must have been concluded after the 27th of February 2017 and they must not have been screened in previous editions of FEST — New Directors/New Films Festival.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Film submission can be entirely made online through the Online Entry Form at the website. In this case, the film will be sent via a link submitted to the form itself. 
  • Submission is also available via Filmfreeway, Festhome, Filmfestivallife, Clickforfestivals;
  • Three or more recent pictures of the movie;
  • Picture of the director;
  • Brief biography of the director;
  • Synopsis.

Selection Media Type: any secure internet service that does not require immediate file download (Vimeo, Youtube, Dropbox, Google drive, etc).

Audio language: original

Subtitles language:  English or Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Filipe Pereira
  • Producer — Fernando Vasquez

 

Documents

Place

Portugal
Espinho

Official website

fest.pt

Contacts

Address:

FEST – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
APARTADO 234
4501-910 ESPINHO
PORTUGAL

Email: films@fest.pt

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 01, 2017
  • Deadline
    March 04, 2018
  • Notifications
    May 21, 2018
  • Event dates
    18 — 25 June 2018
Categories & Fees

The feature length film competition accepts films that are first or second productions (regardless of the director’s age); Fiction / Documentary Feature Films over 55 minutes long.

  • Deadline — $9

Short and medium length films made by directors with no more than 30 years of age (including) on the last day of production, no matter their nationality. Fiction / Documentary / Experimental / Animation films of the length of these films must not exceed 54 minutes.

  • Deadline — $5
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